The 15th Annual San Diego County High School Mock Trial Competition is scheduled for January 26 and 28, and February 1, 3, 9, and 17, 2021, from 5:00 p.m. to approximately 7:30 p.m. This year, the competition will be virtual with participants, including scorers like you, logging in from the comfort and convenience of their own homes or offices.
Attorney Scorers are provided guidelines and scoring criteria for evaluating performance and numerically scoring the individual students and the teams. The criteria include the quality of the students’ presentations, their grasp of the law and court procedures, and their understanding of the case itself.
The time commitment is approximately two-and-a-half hours per trial, in addition to the time necessary to review the competition materials prior to the competition. Attorneys may volunteer to score as many trials as they like.
In order to avoid any actual conflict of interest, or the appearance of one, attorneys who have a child or grandchild participating in this year’s competition may not serve as an attorney scorer. Also, if an attorney volunteers as a judge, scorer, or advisor during practices or scrimmages for any San Diego County high school team or teams during the competition year, they are ineligible to serve as an Attorney Scorer.
Please review the list of schools and attorney coaches below. You will be asked to identify any coaches or schools you may be affliated with that would be a conflict of interest for you to score their team. In that circumstance you can still be a scorer, but we will use the information to make sure you are not assigned to score that team.
In advance of the competition, please review the case brief. Additional competition materials will be sent to you as they become available. If you have any questions or need additional information you can reach us at [email protected]